Why arbitrate?

Arbitration resolves matters efficiently without going to court; it also lets parties have done with their differences. Parties' matters are heard with minimal delays, and a decision is rendered within twenty-eight days of final written submissions or the hearing, as the case may be.

Wait less

Have your case settled with written submissions.
Book a convenient hearing date.
Get a decision faster.

Spend less

Prepare your case faster, without complex pleadings.
Sliding scale rates.
Fewer legal fees.

The Arbitrator

Adam has a law degree (JD) and a graduate degree (MA) from the University of Ottawa. His experience in the past decade with university governance, legal research, labour and employment law, and legislative procedure gives him a range of tools that he uses to arbitrate disputes.

What that means for parties, regardless of their industry and circumstances, is that they gain certainty of their situation in short order. That certainty is as valuable as a win in a courtroom. There’s less anxiety involved because there is less waiting. Costs are significantly reduced.

Adam focuses on small claims and landlord-tenant issues. These fields are rife with disputes that can be resolved via simple arbitration before they become longstanding difficulties.

Employment disputes are another area of interest for which Adam provides low-cost arbitration. He has experience with both sides of employment and labour relations as a union president and an employer-side researcher.

Adam is also well-read in burgeoning contract, labour, and employment issues associated with Industry 4.0 through academic and journalistic research. Manufacturing and skilled labour will be increasingly displaced by automata. 3D printing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence will radically change working life. He is equipped to tackle these issues alongside more traditional arbitral concerns.

His publications and experience with university administration also make him an ideal arbitrator for academic disputes.

Adam Strömbergsson-DeNora

Arbitration Services

Sliding scale rates

All services may be delivered in either official language.

Arbitral decisions are delivered in both official languages upon request.


The application of law to facts. Where possible, the arbitrator will rule on matters at the hearing, with reasons to follow. More complex matters will be reserved for decision.

Amiable composition

Parties submit to arbitration, but expressly permit the arbitrator to depart from legal rules to instead decide cases based only on the merit of the parties’ positions, conduct, and future prospects. The arbitrator may make a traditional award, impose new contract terms, or remove contract terms.

Interest arbitration

This is sometimes known as final offer arbitration. It is used to settle the terms in a contract. The arbitrator breaks deadlocks in bargaining or contract negotiation by deciding which of the parties’ positions is included in the clauses submitted to arbitration.

Parties may also request assistance drafting articles in collective agreements, employment agreements, and commercial agreements.

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